Winter 2013-14: Unit 1: Session 1: Jesus Taught (12/1/13)

1s & 2s—Use Toy Microphones

Bible Story: Peter Called to Jesus Matthew 14:22-33

Life Point: People will know that Jesus will help them.

Life Verse: Help one another in love. Galatians 5:13

Christ Focus: Jesus has the answers we need.

Bible Focus: Peter called out to Jesus for help.

Materials: Teaching Picture 1, toy microphones

  • Place the microphones near the Teaching Picture.
  • As preschoolers show interest in the microphones, pick up one and use it to say the Life Verse.
  • Offer the microphone to a preschooler. Talk about the Bible story as the children play. Point to the Teaching Picture and comment that Peter called out to Jesus for help and Jesus helped him.

 3–Pre-K—Float Boats

Bible Story: Peter Walked on Water with Jesus Matthew 14:22-33

Life Point: People need Jesus.

Life Verse: All things work together for good for those who love God. Romans 8:28

Christ Focus: Jesus has the answers we need.

Bible Focus: The disciples were in a boat on the water.

Materials: toy boats, large container of water, dropcloth, towel

  • Place the container in the center of the dropcloth on the floor. Place the towel and boats nearby.
  • Invite a few children to float the boats in the water. Tell the Bible story as children play.
  • Comment that Peter could walk on the water as long as he looked at Jesus, because Jesus is there to help us.

Kindergarten—Paint Storm Pictures

Bible Story: Peter Walked on Water with Jesus Matthew 14:22-33

Life Point: People need Jesus.

Life Verse: All things work together for good for those who love God. Romans 8:28

Christ Focus: Jesus has the answers we need.

Bible Focus: Jesus walked on the water during a storm.

Materials: paper, dark tempera paints, paint cups, paintbrushes, painting smocks, paper, Teaching Picture 1

  • Encourage the children to wear a smock while painting. Briefly talk about the Bible story.
  • Suggest that children could use the paint to make a storm picture. Ask about storms the children might have experienced. Help them think about what a stormy sky looks like.
  • Ask if anyone has ever been afraid during a storm. Comment that Jesus will help them to not be afraid.

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